Australia tour of England and Scotland, 2005 / Commentary

The Ashes - 2nd Test

England v Australia

England won by 2 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

1.1

Gillespie to Strauss, no run, just short of a length and outside the off, left alone to the keeper, decent carry to the keeper on this occasion and Gillespie is right on the spot first up

1.2

Gillespie to Strauss, no run, full and outside the off and once again it is left alone to the keeper

1.3

Gillespie to Strauss, no run, slightly shorter, slightly wider, just dragged down a bit, left alone to the keeper

1.4

Gillespie to Strauss, FOUR, on the off this time and Strauss is forced to play, and he does, with soft hands and an angled bat and sends the ball between the slips cordon and gully to the third-man fence for the first boundary of the day!

1.5

Gillespie to Strauss, no run, pushed to the off side with a straight bat

1.6

Gillespie to Strauss, no run, just short of a length and outside the off stump and once again no trouble leavig that alone

England 5/0   JN Gillespie 1-0-4-0

3.1

Gillespie to Strauss, no run, back of a length and on the off, that is the place to bowl on a slow pitch like this, defended towards gully with a straight bat

3.2

Gillespie to Strauss, no run, once again close enough to the stumps to make the batsman play but not full enough to allow him to drive, defended back watchfully

3.3

Gillespie to Strauss, no run, Dropped! Shane Warne spits the dummy at first slip! A tough chance low to his left as Strauss nicks one, but Warne can't get down quickly enough and a chance goes down!

3.4

Gillespie to Strauss, no run, back of a length and on the off, pushed to mid-off

3.5

Gillespie to Strauss, no run, full and just outside the off, left alone to the keeper

3.6

Gillespie to Strauss, no run, back of a length and outside the off, left alone

England 17/0   JN Gillespie 2-1-4-0

5.1

Gillespie to Strauss, FOUR, fullish and outside the off, Strauss sees it well and times it magnificently, on the up and through cover-point

5.2

Gillespie to Strauss, no run, pushed to mid-off, no chance of a run here

5.3

Gillespie to Strauss, 1 run, back of a length and on the pads, tucked away down to fine-leg for a single

5.4

Gillespie to Trescothick, no run, just short of a good length and outside the off, Trescothick facing Gillespie for the first time today, ,left alone

5.5

Gillespie to Trescothick, no run, just short of a good length and on the off, defended back down the pitch, the batsmen think about a quick single and wisely decide against it

5.6

Gillespie to Trescothick, no run, just outside the off this time, defended towards gully

England 27/0   JN Gillespie 3-1-9-0

7.1

Gillespie to Trescothick, FOUR, overpitched and outside the off stump, that's where Banger likes it, crashed through extra-cover for four

7.2

Gillespie to Trescothick, 1 run, back of a length and on the off, placed down to the off side for a quick single

7.3

Gillespie to Strauss, no run, slightly fuller and on the off, defended to the off side with a straight bat

7.4

Gillespie to Strauss, no run, just short of a good length and on the off stump, played back to the bowler

7.5

Gillespie to Strauss, FOUR, Strauss joins the party! crashed square of the wicket with an angled bat

7.6

Gillespie to Strauss, no run, just short of a length and outside the off, this has obviously hit a spot on the pitch because it takes off, beats bat and Gilchrists collects it over shoulder height

England 36/0   JN Gillespie 4-1-18-0

9.1

Gillespie to Trescothick, 2 runs, back fo a length and on the pads, easy for Trescothick to nurdle the ball away to fine-leg and add two to his tally

9.2

Gillespie to Trescothick, no run, slightly fuller and on the off, defended with soft hands and an angled bat

9.3

Gillespie to Trescothick, no run, full again and on the off stump, played back towards the bowler

9.4

Gillespie to Trescothick, no run, back of a length this time, outside the off stump, angling away with the arm, left alone to the keeper

9.5

Gillespie to Trescothick, no run, just short of a good length and on the stumps, Trescothick defends back down the pitch with care

9.6

Gillespie to Trescothick, no run, Gillespie hits his line and length again with the last ball of the over, left alone easily

England 44/0   JN Gillespie 5-1-20-0

11.1

Gillespie to Trescothick, no run, full and outside the off, Trescothick leaves that alone, but was that just te first hinto of swing? The ball appeared to curve in after it had passed the batsman

11.2

Gillespie to Trescothick, no run, just a bit of width and Trescothick bangs the ball, but Michael Clarke is at point

11.3

Gillespie to Trescothick, no run, just short of a good length and on the stumps, played back down the pitch to the bowler

11.4

Gillespie to Trescothick, FOUR, short ball banged in but there's nothing in this pitch at all, Trescothick moves across and pulls effortlessly to the fine-leg fence

11.5

Gillespie to Trescothick, no run, just short of a good length and on the stumps, played away to the off side with soft hands and an angled bat

11.6

Gillespie to Trescothick, no run, very full this time and on the off stump, driven to the off side with a straight bat

England 54/0   JN Gillespie 6-1-24-0

27.1

Gillespie to Vaughan, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, swinging away from the right-hander, Vaughan leaves it for the keeper

27.2

Gillespie to Vaughan, no run, back of a length and outside the off, left alone to the keeper

27.3

Gillespie to Vaughan, no run, slightly fuller this time and still outside the off, left alone easily to Gilchrist

27.4

Gillespie to Vaughan, no run, just short of a length and outside the off, a touch of away movement as well, that should please Gillespie

27.5

Gillespie to Vaughan, no run, slightly fuller, but the same result, a hint of away movement and Vaughan is happy to leave the ball alone

27.6

Gillespie to Vaughan, 3 runs, very straight this time and full, Vaughan leans across and flicks through midwicket for some much-welcome runs early on in his innings

England 135/1   JN Gillespie 7-1-27-0

29.1

Gillespie to Trescothick, FOUR, back of a length and slipping down the leg side, Trescothick moves across his stumps and flicks it fine for four to bring up the England 150!

29.2

Gillespie to Trescothick, no run, just short of a good length and on the stumps this time, played back down the pitch

29.3

Gillespie to Trescothick, 1 run, fullish and on the off, defended down towards point with soft enough hands to steal a good single

29.4

Gillespie to Vaughan, FOUR, short and just a hint of width, Vaughan goes back and launches the ball through point for a boundary! Vaughan in ominously good nick here

29.5

Gillespie to Vaughan, no run, full and straight, driven well but straight to mid-on

29.6

Gillespie to Vaughan, no run, short and a bit of width, cut towards cover

England 155/1   JN Gillespie 8-1-36-0

31.1

Gillespie to Vaughan, no run, full and on the off, Vaughan is careful in defense

31.2

Gillespie to Vaughan, no run, just short of a length and outside the off, Vaughan judges line and length early and leaves the ball alone

31.3

Gillespie to Vaughan, no run, just short of a length and on the off, a hint of away movement, defended towards cover

31.4

Gillespie to Vaughan, no run, back of a length and on the off, played down to mid-on with good use of the wrists

31.5

Gillespie to Vaughan, no run, a touch fuller and outside the off, defended very carefully once more

31.6

Gillespie to Vaughan, no run, closer to the off and full, Vaughan punches to cover to end a maiden over

England 162/1   JN Gillespie 9-2-36-0

33.1

Gillespie to Vaughan, no run, defended to the off side with some care

33.2

Gillespie to Vaughan, no run, just short of a length and outside the off, left alone to the keeper

33.3

Gillespie to Vaughan, no run, just short of a good length and on the stumps, defended to the off side

33.4

Gillespie to Vaughan, 1 no ball, just short of a length and slanting in to the right-handed batsman, defended to off

33.4

Gillespie to Vaughan, no run, fullish and just outside the off, left alone to the keeper

33.5

Gillespie to Vaughan, no run, just short of a driving length and on the off, Vaughan dutifully defends

33.6

Gillespie to Vaughan, no run, fullish but a bit too wide to tempt Vaughan to play at it, left alone

England 171/3   JN Gillespie 10-2-37-0

36.1

Gillespie to Pietersen, 1 no ball, full and outside the off, a hint of away swing, left alone

36.1

Gillespie to Pietersen, no run, just short of a driving length and on the off, thick inside edge off an attempted drive sends the ball to the on side

36.2

Gillespie to Pietersen, no run, fuller and straighter, driven well but hit straight to mid-on

36.3

Gillespie to Pietersen, 1 run, full and on the off, driven just wide of mid-off for a quick single

36.4

Gillespie to Vaughan, no run, fuller and slightly wide outside the off, left alone to the keeper

36.5

Gillespie to Vaughan, no run, just short of a length and on the stumps, driven watchfully to mid-on

36.6

Gillespie to Vaughan, OUT, short ball banged in, Vaughan takes the bait and goes for the pull, the top edge goes very very high in the air, you can barely see that. Lee watches it perfectly and takes an outstanding catch at fine-leg!

MP Vaughan c Lee b Gillespie 24 (54m 41b 3x4 0x6) SR: 58.53

England 187/4   JN Gillespie 11-2-39-1

38.1

Gillespie to Pietersen, no run, just short of a good length and outside the off, left well alone

38.2

Gillespie to Pietersen, no run, once again outside the off, short of a length, left alone

38.3

Gillespie to Pietersen, no run, fuller and a bit quicker too from Gillespie, wide of the stumps, watched carefully and left alone

38.4

Gillespie to Pietersen, 2 runs, clipped away backward of square for a couple of runs

38.5

Gillespie to Pietersen, no run, just short of a driving length and on the off, driven on the up to mid-off

38.6

Gillespie to Pietersen, no run, slower ball - very well bowled - on the stumps and fullish, Pietersen defends with great care

England 193/4   JN Gillespie 12-2-41-1

40.1

Gillespie to Pietersen, no run, short of a good length delivery outside the off stump and Pietersen plays off the back-foot to the cover region

40.2

Gillespie to Pietersen, no run, angling in from outside the off stump but not enough to make Pietersen at it

40.3

Gillespie to Pietersen, no run, short of a good length delivery, again angling in from outside the off stump, Pietersen leaves it for the keeper

40.4

Gillespie to Pietersen, FOUR, take that! short and Pietersen pulls it away handsomely to the square leg boundary, 200 comes up for England

40.5

Gillespie to Pietersen, no run, defended down to mid-on

40.6

Gillespie to Pietersen, no run, good delivery to end the over, Pietersen reads it well and leaves it for the keeper

England 201/4   JN Gillespie 13-2-45-1

42.1

Gillespie to Pietersen, FOUR, full and outside the off, timed well through cover

42.2

Gillespie to Pietersen, no run, fuller and on the off, driven back to the bowler

42.3

Gillespie to Pietersen, no run, full again and on the off, driven to mid-off

42.4

Gillespie to Pietersen, 2 runs, back of a length and outside the off, driven off the back foot through cover-point

42.5

Gillespie to Pietersen, no run, back of a length and outside the off once more, punched off the back foot to cover

42.6

Gillespie to Pietersen, FOUR, audacious shot from Pietersen picking the ball from outside the off and flicking it past mid-on for a boundary

England 221/4   JN Gillespie 14-2-55-1

44.1

Gillespie to Pietersen, no run, just short of a good length and outside the off, left alone to the keeper

44.2

Gillespie to Pietersen, FOUR, short and a bit of width and Pietersen frees his arms and pounds that to the point fence in front of square

44.3

Gillespie to Pietersen, no run, fuller and outside the off, shaping away, left alone to the keeper

44.4

Gillespie to Pietersen, 1 run, back of a length and outside the off, punched towards mid-off for a single

44.5

Gillespie to Flintoff, no run, just short of a good length and on the off, driven off the back foot to the bowler

44.6

Gillespie to Flintoff, FOUR, short ball and Flintoff climbs into it, pulling with good power through midwicket

England 236/4   JN Gillespie 15-2-64-1

54.1

Gillespie to Pietersen, 1 run, fullish and outside the off, driven on the up towards cover

54.2

Gillespie to Flintoff, no run, full and on the off, defended back down the pitch

54.3

Gillespie to Flintoff, OUT, just short of a length and outside the off, Flintoff flashes and gets the edge! Gilchrist moves across well and takes a smart catch

A Flintoff c †Gilchrist b Gillespie 68 (74m 62b 6x4 5x6) SR: 109.67

54.4

Gillespie to GO Jones, no run, back of a length and outside the off, left alone to the keeper

54.5

Gillespie to GO Jones, no run, fullish and outside the off stump, left alone to the keeper

54.6

Gillespie to GO Jones, no run, back of a length and on the off, defended carefully

England 290/5   JN Gillespie 16-2-65-2

56.1

Gillespie to GO Jones, no run, overpitched and on the off, driven to mid-off

56.2

Gillespie to GO Jones, no run, short and a bit of width, cut played and missed

56.3

Gillespie to GO Jones, no run, fullish and outside the off, a hint of shape away, left alone to the keeper

56.4

Gillespie to GO Jones, no run, fullish and on the stumps, played back down the pitch to the bowler

56.5

Gillespie to GO Jones, no run, overpitched and on the pads, flicked well to square-leg

56.6

Gillespie to GO Jones, no run, just short of a good length and outside the off, played down to the keeper awkwardly

England 292/5   JN Gillespie 17-3-65-2

58.1

Gillespie to Pietersen, no run, short of a length and outside the off, pulled to mid-on

58.2

Gillespie to Pietersen, 1 run, full and on the off, driven to cover for a single

58.3

Gillespie to Giles, no run, just short of a good length and on the off, defended towards point

58.4

Gillespie to Giles, no run, full and on the off, driven back to the bowler

58.5

Gillespie to Giles, no run, short of a length and outside the off, cut hard but straight to point

58.6

Gillespie to Giles, 1 run, quick single stolen to cover and Giles keeps the strike

England 299/6   JN Gillespie 18-3-67-2

60.1

Gillespie to Pietersen, 1 run, full and on the stumps, Pietersen uses quick feet and gets across his stumps to whip the ball through square-leg

60.2

Gillespie to Giles, 2 runs, just short of a length and outside the off, driven past point where Clarke dives and half stops the ball

60.3

Gillespie to Giles, no run, full and on the off, driven to the off side

60.4

Gillespie to Giles, no run, short one, on the stumps, ducked well under

60.5

Gillespie to Giles, FOUR, back of a length and outside the off, punched off the back foot and Giles has timed this well. All the way to the cover fence

60.6

Gillespie to Giles, no run, full and on the off, slanted in to the batsman from wide of the crease, defended to the on-side with a straight bat

England 310/6   JN Gillespie 19-3-74-2

74.1

Gillespie to SP Jones, 1 run, full and on the off, eased through cover for a single

74.2

Gillespie to Hoggard, no run, just short of a length and outside the off, played down to the slip cordon

74.3

Gillespie to Hoggard, no run, full and on the off, angling in, defended back to the bowler

74.4

Gillespie to Hoggard, no run, full and far outside the off, defended down to point

74.5

Gillespie to Hoggard, no run, back of a length and on the poff, played back down the pitch off the inside edge

74.6

Gillespie to Hoggard, 1 no ball, back of a length and outside the off, driven to cover

74.6

Gillespie to Hoggard, no run, played down to point to end the over

England 386/9   JN Gillespie 20-3-76-2

76.1

Gillespie to SP Jones, no run, back of a length, on the leg stump, slower ball, Jones does not pick it and misses it, the ball just misses leg stump

76.2

Gillespie to SP Jones, 1 run, slower ball once more, defended to the off side for a quick single

76.3

Gillespie to Hoggard, no run, just short of a length and on the off, defended carefully to the off side

76.4

Gillespie to Hoggard, no run, just short of a length and on the stumps, defended to the off side

76.5

Gillespie to Hoggard, no run, short of a good length and on the stumps, defended back down the pitch

76.6

Gillespie to Hoggard, 1 run, full and outside the off stump, driven to the cover region

England 389/9   JN Gillespie 21-3-78-2

78.1

Gillespie to SP Jones, SIX, just short of a length and outside the off, Jones goes for a scything drive and the all sails over long-off for six!

78.2

Gillespie to SP Jones, no run, short and outside the off, left alone to the keeper

78.3

Gillespie to SP Jones, no run, down the leg side, Jones shapes to flick but misses

78.4

Gillespie to SP Jones, 2 runs, full and on the off, lofted over mid-off to bring up the 400! What a day this has been!

78.5

Gillespie to SP Jones, 1 run, back of a length and on the pads, clipped down to square-leg for a single

78.6

Gillespie to Hoggard, FOUR, back of a length and outside the off, Hoggard rocks back and punches well through cover! Such timing and placement from the tailender

England 406/9   JN Gillespie 22-3-91-2
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